Official Publication of the Philippine Information Agency Bicol Regional Office, in cooperation with the RIAC-REDIRAS - RDC Bicol

Friday, September 9, 2016

Bicol to host Regional Consultation on Youth Plan for 2017-2022

LEGAZPI CITY, Sept. 9 (PIA) -- At least 54 stakeholders composed of representatives from national government agencies, local government units, non-government organizations and youth organizations will gather on Friday next week, Sept. 19, here to take part in regional consultation on the crafting of Philippine Youth Development Plan 2017-2022.

Bicol regional head Nydia Delfin of the National Youth Commission (NYC), stakeholders will provide the inputs and craft p[rovisions to complete the 6-year PYDP  which shall provide policy and program direction for the development and participation of the Filipino youth in nation.

“Earlier, NYC chair Aiza Sequerra said the Commission needs to come-up with a coherent and pro-youth PYDP that identifies strategies to effectively address key issues especially those affecting the youth sector," Delfin recalled.

The PYDP 2017-2022, according to her, shall be formulated through a participatory and inclusive approach to identify the following: (a) key issues facing the youth, (b) opportunities enabling conditions, proposed strategies and policies which government, other duty bearers and stakeholders should further create and provide (c) the role of the Filipino youth as rights holders and duty bearers.

“Bringing the PYDP to the grassroots is just the first step in bringing the NYC closer to its clientele. Starting this year, the NYC will be more reachable and accessible for the Filipino youth”. Sequerra added.

The Bicol regional consultation is the seventh leg simultaneously scheduled with Region II among the series of consultations throughout the 18 regions of the country  that started last August 31 until October 5, 2016.  (MAL/NYC Bicol/PIA5/Albay)

- See more at: http://news.pia.gov.ph/article/view/3211473297887/bicol-to-host-regional-consultation-on-youth-plan-for-2017-2022#sthash.RcQPCIzu.dpuf

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